Construction worker dies on ‘Blade Runner’ sequel set

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Los Angeles, Aug 27 (IANS) A 28-year-old Hungarian construction worker was killed on the set of the untitled “Blade Runner” sequel here, local studio Origo said.

The accident took place on Thursday, reports

“The worker was underneath a platform, upon which the set was constructed, when it suddenly collapsed. The cause of the accident is not yet known,” read a statement issued by Origo.

According to a spokesperson for the studio, the incident occurred when the construction worker, whose name has not been revealed, was dismantling one of the sets, production on which had already been wrapped up.

At the time of the incident, production of the untitled “Blade Runner” sequel was in progress on another location in the village of Etyek, where Korda Studios facilities are located.

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The sequel is directed by Denis Villeneuve and stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Jared Leto, Mackenzie Davis and Robin Wright.



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